Leland HS ATH Christopher Santini (San Jose, CA) verbally committed to Boise State last month and has put on a show through the first three games of his senior season. The future Bronco has dominated in all three phases of the game. Defense? Check. Offense? Check. Special Teams? Check. Now he and his teammates are focused on winning the league title with conference play coming up.
"I really didn't think we'd be this solid so early," he said. "We had some problems last week with penalties, being undisciplined, and things like that. Otherwise, I think we've been pretty good."
"I'm just now getting back in-shape," he stated. "We didn't do a whole lot of conditioning during the off-season. I play on both sides and was just getting tired midway through the second quarter. I feel like I've gotten my conditioning back up now starting with this last game. I feel much more in-shape right now."
"We've got two weeks to prepare for Live Oak," said Santini. "They have a decent team and anything can happen, but we should come out on top. Right now, we're the top undefeated team in the league."
Santini plays both LB and Safety while on defense, but is also an outstanding Fullback. Throw in some work on Special Teams and the talented ATH is playing a full 60 minutes in each game.
"I play LB for half the game and then Safety the other half," he said. "I feel I've done pretty good on defense. I have 5 sacks and 37 tackles through three games. My goal is 20 sacks and I want to lead the league in both sacks and tackles."
"I actually scored 5 TDs in our last game and had another called back on a penalty," said Santini. "That would've set the school record had it stood. I tied the record (5 TDs) held by Pat Tillman."
The Bronco coaching staff likes Santini at Nickel, so one would think that playing both LB and Safety would be excellent preparation for the hybrid position that he'll play at Boise State.
"I definitely think this prepares me well," he said. "The LB has to read the middle while the Safety flies around to make the tackles. Being able to blitz from LB will help me too. Yeah, I think this is really preparing me well."
Santini (6'1, 214) says he's looking to set his official visit to Boise State for November 12th. The Broncos will battle the Horned Frogs that weekend.
"I spoke to Coach Strausser last week," he said. "I actually need to call them and set-up my official visit. I was going to go this weekend since we don't have a game, but I want to see that TCU game. I think that's going to be a great game."
"I'm 100% committed."
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